...results of a survey in which respondents were asked for reasons for moving into their present housing unit, their degree of satisfaction, sources of dissatisfaction, their monthly rent, their educational background, their occupation, etc.; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topic: Tall buildings
...explores social, economic and other characteristics of residents of new apartments and condominiums in Boston, Brookline and Cambridge; appendices list specific buildings giving owner's name and year built; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Condominiums and Cooperatives, Tall buildings, Tall buildings, Tall buildings
...surveys various categories of workers including professional, sales, clerical, operative, etc.; has statistics on their age, sex, income, marital status, living arrangements, method of commuting to work and other social and economic characteristics; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Commuting, Tall buildings, Office buildings, Clerks
...this item, which was in the BRA collection, was submitted to the Back Bay Study Committee and consists of an "Historical Overview of Back Bay Development" from 1910 through 1969 along with a chronology titled, "Georgetown Townhouses", 1840 through 1965.. Topics: Building Heights / Height Restrictions, Chronology, Community development, Tall buildings
...a brief history of the filling in of Boston's Back Bay and subsequent development as a prime residential area and its later shift to institutional use (mainly educational) and rooming house use; comments on the effect high rise development will have on the area; copies of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Universities and colleges, Educational Institutions, Tall buildings, Rooming Houses Source: bplgovdocs
...addressed to John D. Warner of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, this item, which was in the BRA collection, discusses issues relating to development planning in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes sections on the history of the problem from 1930 through 1969, property values and rehabilitation, economics of rehabilitation, federal assistance for rehabilitation, consequences of high rise development, a policy statement, and zoning recommendations.. Topics: Building Heights, Building Rehabilitation, Height Restrictions, Tall buildings, Housing, Urban...
...architect/artist Richmond's arguments for allowing the development of high rise apartment buildings along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes small reproductions of seven Boston "vignettes" drawn by Mr. Richmond; handwritten on the cover is a notation that this was "submitted by author at Council hearing March 13, 1964"; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Architecture, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (Mass.), Tall buildings, Housing, Richmond, Isidor, Urban...
...a collection of memos, letters, newspaper articles, etc. relating to the zoning issue of high rise buildings in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood urban renewal area; issues covered includes land use, housing, position of Back Bay civic groups, condominiums, historic preservation, etc.; four items original to the folder have been indexed separately - they are: (1) "The Economic Viability of the Back Bay Area, 1958-1968", (2) "A Redimentary Analysis of the Back Bay Development /... Topics: Housing, Condominiums, Tall buildings, Historic preservation, Land use, Urban renewal, Zoning
...analysis of shopping habits in the Back Bay and Central Business District; includes demographic data on the respondents to the survey; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Tall buildings, Market surveys, Retail trade
...this issue of their newsletter concerns the threat posed by the Park Plaza Urban Renewal Plan to Boston's Public Garden; also covered is the issue of high rise buildings, a progress report on a new fence for the Garden and the problem with dogs; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Public Garden, Dogs, Tall buildings, Park Plaza Urban Renewal Project, Boston (Mass.), Parks
...a brief description of a proposed high rise tower bank and office development project to be bordered by Atlantic Avenue, Congress and Summer Streets and Dorchester Avenue along the Fort Point Channel and near Boston's downtown South Station, waterfront and financial districts; presents urban design features, a view of the lobby, a representative floor plan; includes an aerial view of the area; a copy of this promotional brochure was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Aerial Views, Banks and banking, Development Projects, Tall buildings, Office buildings, City... Source: bplgovdocs
byBoston Redevelopment Authority; Back Bay Task Force
...this letter from John D. Warner (BRA Director) is addressed to Back Bay residents and urges them to read the Back Bay Task Force Report (reprinted in full on the reserve side as it appeared in the Back Bay Ledger Beacon Hill Times) which includes recommendations on zoning, open spaces, educational institutions, traffic, residential rehabilitation and high rise buildings in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood to preserve its historic fabric and improve the quality of life in the area; also urges... Topics: Building Heights, Political participation, Educational Institutions, Tall buildings, Historic...
...gives a brief description of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes the following sections: "Two Prevalent Attitudes Toward Development in the Back Bay" // "A Discussion of Supply and Demand for Residential Units in the Back Bay"// "Assumptions Leading to a Restatement of Policy for Development in the Back Bay" // "A Restatement of Policy for Development in the Back Bay" // "Urban Design Recommendations for Zoning" // "The Back Bay in... Topics: Architectural Districts, Building Heights / Height Restrictions, Growth Policies / Institutional...
...draft environmental impact report on Devonshire Towers, a proposed development project consisting of a high rise, multi-use tower between Washington and Devonshire Streets in the central business district of downtown Boston; the building is comprised primarily of parking, retail space, office space, apartments and a health club; presents information on the project, a description of the area, probable environmental impacts (shadow, wind, historic preservation, traffic, parking, air quality,... Topics: Air quality, Development Projects, Devonshire Towers, Boston (Mass.), Environmental impact... Source: bplgovdocs